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George David Woods


George David Woods, American banker. Served from major to colonel, General Staff Corps., United States Army, 1942-1945.


Woods, George David was born on July 27, 1901 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Laura A. (Rhodes) Woods.


Student American Institute Banking, 1920-1923. Doctor of Laws, University Notre Dame, 1963, Allegheny College, 1963, Bowdoin College, 1964, Harvard University, 1956, Columbia 1966. Doctor of Humane Letters, Lafayette College, 1964, Kenyon College, 1968.


With firm Harris Forbes & Company. New York City, 1918-1934. With First Boston Corporation, 1934-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1952-1962.

Director various corporations, 1931-1962. President, chairman international Bank of Reconstrn. and Development (World Bank), also International Development Association Washington, 1963-1968. Chairman of the Board, president International Finance Corporation 1963-1968.

Director Spruce Falls Power and Paper Limited company, First Boston Corporation, Kaiser Industries Corporation, New York Times Chairman, New York State Urban Development Corporation, from 1968. International Executive Service Corps, from 1968. Chairman, Trustee Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Member of the board Notre Dame U. Member board directors Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hosps. Chairman of the Board Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, Inc.

Trustee Rockefeller Foundation, New York Foundation, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Inc.


Served from major to colonel, General Staff Corps., United States Army, 1942-1945. Clubs: Recess, Racquet and Tennis, Pinnacle, Players, Links (New York City).


Married Louise Taraldson, April.

John Woods

Laura A. (Rhodes) Woods

Louise Taraldson